First Lines Fridays #79

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

The feathers were Lace’s first warning. They showed up between suitcases, in the trunk of her father’s station wagon. on the handles of came-with-the-car first-aid kits so old the gauze had yellowed. 

 

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The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Weight of Feathers

I can’t believe this is only my second Anna-Marie McLemore book. I LOVED Wild Beauty so I hew I needed to read some earlier books, and I’m happy to report that I’m enjoying this also. It’s a beautifully doomed love story.


Goodreads Synopsis: A finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, Anna-Marie McLemore’s The Weight of Feathers is an utterly captivating young adult novel by a talented new voice.

For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows-the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find.

Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she’s been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.


Have you read The Weight of Feathers?  What’s your favorigte Anna-Marie McLemore book? Share below!

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